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Lecture: The Ghosts and Legends Behind Irish Verse @ KB Library
- Date: 03/14/2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
- Location: Kilmer Branch Library
101 Melody Ln
Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
Presented by Dr. Dennis Sommers, join us for this One-man play which follows the evolution of the rich, ancient Irish folklore and Celtic Tales and their influence on Irish writers such as Jonathan Swift, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, George Russell, Samuel Beckett, C.S. Lewis, Seamus Heaney, and others.
Dr. Sommers holds a doctorate degree in historical theology, focusing on early Irish monasteries and the evolution of Irish literary tradition. He is now local to Fort Pierce, but was the Director of the Institute of Irish History and Culture at Trinity College, Dublin. He has been a Professor of Irish history and literature for over twenty five years and has published seven books. Recipient of the Kilkenny Cultural Award, and elected Member of the National Social Science Honor Society.
While all ages are welcome, these lectures are geared toward adults.
All library programs are free and open to the public.
Contact: Jennifer Johnson